Qasr al Yahud - the baptism site on the Jordan River - Israel

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Qasr el Yahud or Kasser Al Yahud (the Castle of the Jews) is baptism site in the Jordan River Valley in the West Bank. It is the traditional spot where the New Testament narrative of the baptism of Jesus took place (Matthew, 3: 13-17). According to tradition, it is also the place where the Israelites crossed over the Jordan River and Elijah the Prophet ascended to heaven. The site includes marble steps that descend into the Jordan River as well as ruins of Byzantine and Crusader churches. It reopened in 2010 after being closed for 44 years.

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Comments (51)

Yuliya S. on January 24, 2013

Mahdi, thank you very much for your visit and kind comment !

Gerhard Pilecky on January 25, 2013

Ooh, it's a very good composition and a very nice shot!
greetings from Austria, gerry

cp_u on January 27, 2013

great composition! LK
ciao, cp_u

Yuliya S. on January 28, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments , my friends , I appreciate it !

starMAN on January 29, 2013

Wow, the Jordan River Valley! What an interesting destination! Great adventure, great picture. Liked a lot.

Cheers, MAN

Yuliya S. on January 30, 2013

Many thanks for your visit & friendly comment & like ! ◕‿◕

Far lang on February 9, 2013

Imposing shot. LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

Yuliya S. on February 12, 2013

Heinz, thank you very much for your visit and kind comment !

Bernard Chollet-Rica… on July 3, 2013

Stunning picture, wonderful composition. Like40

Greetings from France.


Yuliya S. on July 20, 2013

Bernard, thank you very much for your visit and kind comment !

Leoni Hussein on December 31

Belíssima fotografia. Tenha um ótimo ano de 2015. Saudações do Brasil.

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  • Uploaded on January 15, 2013
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    by Yuliya S.
    • Taken on 2012/12/14 09:46:11
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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